The year is 2114 and the great war has continued for two hundred years. Shotguns and trench warfare blend with laser rifles and armored mechs as the great powers continue their endless fight over war-torn Europe. Gratuitous Tank Battles is the sequel to indie space strategy game 'Gratuitous Space Battles'. GTB is an RTS/simulation/tower defense hybrid. The player can be the attacker or the stationary defender in a series of large scale real-time battles. Rather than selecting pre-built units like most Tower Defense games, GTB lets the player customise both the composition, and visuals of their units. An integrated map editor and online challenge system ensures a never ending series of battles to fight and enemies to crush. Real-time target and path orders can be given to your units, and the battles include night-time and night vision modes.
Welcome Officer and congratulations on successfully completing the rigorous abridged commissioning course! This is a glorious day, your aim as you join King George’s army to help us finally bring this horrible war to an end by Christmas 1984. With you commanding our troops in the trenches, we know we will be chomping on bratwurst at the Kaisers expense by Christmas morning! Pay carefulattention to all of the information in the Kings Warfare Manual. It may save your life, and more importantly bring victory to your King and Country. The King!